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Archived Antler Lists
(web pages, with some photos)

2019 Antler List
2018 Antler List
2017 Antler List
2016 Antler List
2015 Antler List (no photos yet)
2014 Antler List
2013 Antler List
2012 Antler List
2011 Antler List
2010 Antler List
2009 Antler List
2008 Antler List
2007 Antler List
2006 Antler List
2005 Antler List

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Archived Auction PDFs

2019 Antler List w/prices
2019 Totals Report

2018 Antler List w/prices
2018 Totals Report

2017 Antler List w/prices
2017 Totals Report

2016 Antler List w/prices
2016 Totals Report

2015 Antler List w/prices
2015 Totals Report

2014 Antler List w/prices
2014 Totals Report

2013 Antler List w/prices
2013 Totals Report

2012 Antler List w/prices
2012 Totals Report

2011 Antler List w/prices
2011 Totals Report

 

 

54th BSA Elk Antler Auction - 2nd Round
  The Matched Pair Edition
Online Auction Website: elkfest2021.afrogs.org
Online Auction opens:Tuesday, Oct 19, 10:00 AM
Item closing starts: Saturday, Oct 23, 2021, 10:30 AM
Live viewing starts:Saturday morning at 7:00 AM
Location:The Lodge at Jackson Hole, Conference Center
920 W Broadway Ave, Jackson, WY 83001
Conference Center faces W. Broadway

As you probably already know, the 54th Annual BSA Elk Antler Auction did not happen in May this year, due to COVID concerns. We held an online auction on October 2nd, which was very successful, "Thanks to all" who participated. However, we did not have time and resources to get all of the antlers in that auction. So, it is time for "Round 2". This time around we will be featuring many matched pairs. We had carry over of many unsold pairs from last year’s antler collection, as well as those collected this year. We sold some of the "premium pairs" in the "1st Round" auction, but now have many wonderful matched pairs leftover for this 2nd Round auction.

We will not be selling the "big guy" beetle cleaned skull this year after all. It will be reserved for our next live auction.

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Venue For Antler Viewing and Pick Up

For the 2nd Round auction, we were successful in getting a convenient venue to view antlers the day the auction closes. The viewing will be at The Lodge of Jackson Hole, Conference Center in the Cheyenne Room. The address of the conference center is: 920 W Broadway Ave, Jackson, WY 83001. The location is the southwest corner of West Broadway and Scott Lane, and you enter the parking lot from Scott Lane. There is ample parking around the center, and at the Lodge across the street, as well as street parking.

We are planning to have the antler ready to view at 7:00 AM this Saturday, October 23rd. Priority for entrance to view the antler will be given to those who are registered for the online auction. We will limit the number of people in to view the antlers as necessary. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED, and we will have some available on site. Antler will be able to be picked up from this location Saturday until 6:00 PM.

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Online Auction Information and Registration

For this year's second auction, we again selected Auction Frogs online auction service. Our online auction address is as in the 1st Round auction: elkfest2021.afrogs.org. To bid in the online auction, you must have an account with Auction Frogs. To create a new account, click on the “Register” menu item or button and fill out the form. By entering a cell phone number, you will receive SMS text messages when you have been out bid, as well as confirmation of a winning bid on an item. The auction will begin Tuesday, October 19th at 10:00 AM and will end Saturday, October, 23rd, with the first item closing at 10:30 AM and each item closing in 2 minute intervals thereafter, and the last item closing around 1:30 PM.

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Bidding

You will be bidding by the item, not per pound. The weight is listed in the description so you know how much antler you are bidding on. We weighed the antler about two weeks ago. Because you may be bidding on more than one item, each item will have a 2-minute staggered closing time so you won’t have to finalize all of your bids at the same time. In addition to the standard bidding option, you have two additional bidding options; "Auto Bidding" and "Bid Wars".

"Auto Bidding" allows you to enter your maximum bid and will bid automatically for you until that limit is reached.

At the Bidding Close of each item you may choose to enter the "Bid Wars" option. Instead of the winning bid being the one who manages to get in at the last second, with Bid Wars, if an item receives a bid during the final moments of the online auction, the item enters a “Bid War” and the close time for each item will be extended. Competition will only cease once no bids have been placed for 10 minutes.

Click on this link "Auto Bidding" and "Bid Wars" for more information.

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Items

What we normally call lots will be referred to as items on the online auction pages. The item's page includes item number, description, quantity, and photos. We have auction items consisting of:

  • 63 - individual matched pairs,
    including 2 Boone & Crockett scored pairs
  • 6 - pallets of antlers (mostly matched pairs)
  • 2 - beetle cleaned skulls
  • 3 - skull caps
  • 18 - bundles of antlers
  • 5- bundles of medium antlers
  • 5 - bundles of large antlers
  • 1 - mounted head
  • merchandise: Elkfest Caps and patches, blankets

We have an ‘Auction Items List’, a PDF page with all of the items listed on three-page document for your convenience. Once completed we will mark the top of the list as "Complete". A button link to this page will be on the Elkfest 2021 Auction site, elkfest2021.afrogs.org, on the home page and under the "Information" menu. It will also be available from the here at: elkfest.org/2021-2auctionitems.pdf.

Here is a direct link to the PDF of the Auction Items List.

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Methods of Payment

Credit card transaction will take place on the auction website. All other methods of payment will take place directly with us.

  • credit card - There will be a 3% processing fee.
  • personal or business check - A Letter of Authorization (sample) or funds verification from your bank must be sent to us for us to accept an out of town check. You can send this letter ahead of the check, with the check or bring both with you when you come to pick up the antlers. Without this letter, we reserve the right to hold your antlers until the check clears our bank.
  • certified check, money order, Traveler’s check, - You may mail your payment ahead of time, or bring it with you when you come to pick up the antlers.
  • cash - You may bring cash when you come to pick up the antlers. We will not be able to make change, however.

Please make checks payable to Jackson Hole Friends of Scouting. You may pay for your antlers prior to picking them up by mailing your check to the address below, or when picking up your antlers.
Jackson Hole Friends of Scouting,
Attn: Jonathan Robinson
PO Box 2081
Jackson, WY 83001-2081

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Receiving Your Antlers

After all the items you are bidding on close, you may pick up your antlers from the Conference Center until 6:00 PM, Saturday, Oct 23rd. After Saturday, you will need to make arrangements for picking up your antlers by calling Cliff and Loretta Kirkpatrick at 307-733-5935.

We would like to have the antlers picked up before the fall snows arrive here in Jackson Hole. Please be aware, shipping antlers is always a difficult and expensive proposition. Additionally, fall is a wonderful time to visit Jackson Hole.

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Final Information

Here are links to the sample Letter of Authorization and the Auction Items List. Thank you for your past support. We look forward to you joining us for this year's 2nd Round auction. If you have any questions, please call us at 307-733-5935, or email at info@elkfest.org.

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These antler are stored inside, out of the weather and sun, shortly after being picked up. 

Here is a direct link to the PDF of the Auction Items List.

Our beautiful beetle cleaned skulls are professionally processed by Mike Fluckiger at his shop, in nearby Bedford, Wyoming. His contact info is on the Contacts page. His website is www.skinnersskullshop.com
(scroll down on the home page)

We bundled and weighed lots for the this year's auction the week before the auction.

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BSA Antler Auction
info@elkfest.org
307-733-5935
Cliff & Loretta Kirkpatrick

JH Chamber of Commerce
info@jacksonholechamber.com
307-733-3316
jacksonholechamber.com

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